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Luxor West Bank 2: Habu Temple, Ramesseum Temple and Deir El Madina

Half Day Tour
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Overview

Join this amazing tour and get to know a different side of Luxor. Explore the temples and tombs of the Theban Necropolis in the West Bank of Luxor in this private half-day guided tour. Take a deep look at the fascinating Mortuary temple of king Ramses III at Madinat Habu Temple and its fortified walls. Visit the mortuary temple of Ramses the great and learn about his famous battles with the Hittites. Explore Deir El Madina (Valley of the Artisans), where the craftsmen who worked on the royal tombs lived. This private tour includes pickup and drop-off by an air-conditioned vehicle at your Luxor hotel or cruise ship, and guided visits with your Egyptology guide. This private tour can be customized to your schedule with a variety of start times, including early departures that take advantage of cooler morning temperatures.

  • A half-day tour of the Temple of Medinat Habu, Ramesseum, and the Valley of the Artisans
  • Learn about the lives, beliefs and work of ancient Egyptians
  • Receive personalized attention and commentary from a private, expert guide
  • Beat the heat with an optional early morning departure
  • Travel comfortably between sites in an air-conditioned vehicle

Run

Tour Type

Pick up Time

Everyday Private Around 8:00 am

Tour Duration

 Site opening time

About 5 Hours 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

Itinerary

Egypt Gift Tours licensed Egyptology tour guide will pick you up from Hotel or Nile cruise on time by air-conditioned vehicle to start your amazing day in the west bank of Luxor. Drive to the west bank for about 40 minutes, enjoy the Nile scenery and views of the green farms and the countryside of Luxor all the way.

Arrive at Madinat Habu, located at the southern end of the Theban Necropolis, where the first labor strike in history against their king Ramesses III was launched. This memorial temple of Ramesses III is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt and surrounded by a massive mud-brick enclosure wall, which may have been fortified.  Marvel at a royal palace, temples, and a series of wall carvings that depict memorial scenes and Ramesses III’s defeat of the Sea Peoples.

Continue to the Ramesseum, the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II. It is located in the Theban necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. Explore the mortuary temple that was built by Pharaoh Ramesses II, from the king’s massive, 62-foot (19-mt) memorial statue to a series of intricate reliefs depicting battles and festival scenes.

Then, continue to Deir El Madina known as the Valley of the Workers at the northern end of the Theban Necropolis. It is an ancient village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period(1550-1080B.C). Enjoy the colorful workers family tombs with their vivid and impressive paintings.

Later on, you will be transferred to your Hotel in Luxor.

Included:

  • Pickup service from your Hotel/ Nile cruise and return.
  • All transfers by a private A/C. vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology tour guide.
  • bottle of water during the tour.

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing.
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to the guide and driver.
  • lunch is optional in this tour.

Tour Price:

  • Single: 80 $
  • 2-15: 50 $

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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